To: Steven Brenchley, Richard Greenwood, Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Convention of States Call-To-Action
Date: Fri Jul 04 04:12:58 MDT 2014
Dear Representative Scott Jenkins,
Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.
What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, D.C. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution.Citizens for Self-Governance has launched the Convention of States Project to call an Article V convention to propose only amendments that would impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit it's power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.
I support this approach. I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of Article V Convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Handbook for Legislators and Citizens (which explains the process and answers many questions) here.
I ask that you support the Convention of States Project and consider becoming a co-sponsor of the resolution. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 441-7227.
Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.Respectfully,